Essex Senior League: Redbridge 3 Stansted 2

PUBLISHED: 09:30 31 January 2018

Redbridge striker Calvin Poku netted twice from the bench last weekend (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge striker Calvin Poku netted twice from the bench last weekend (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge cruised to their 13th consecutive lead victory and remain six points clear at the top of Essex Senior League after nicking a late 3-2 victory against Stansted.

Calvin Poku came off the bench to net a 95th minute winner and save the Motormen after it looked like their winning run could have been brought to a halt.

The hosts took a fourth minute lead when Stansted keeper Laurence Whymark dropped the ball at the feet of Brian Moses who duly rolled the ball home, but the visitors fought back to level in the 19th minute when Stefan Nielsen drilled home a free kick.

The hosts restored their lead seven minutes before the break when another defensive lapse saw Jacob Dingli in and he made no mistake by slotting home into the far corner.

Stansted fought back again and in the 56th minute levelled in spectacular style when after Julian Lloyd had chased down the full back and beaten him to the ball, his ball towards skipper Ryan Ramsey saw the latter fire a left footed effort into the top corner.

Five minutes into fifteen minutes of stoppage time, Poku struck by smashing beyond Whymark from inside the box and saw his side take all the points in this one, thus ending the Airportmen’s unbeaten start to 2018.

Redbridge: Greene, Homans, Worrell, Nelson, Murphy, Mbamarah, Gogo, Golledge, Coxi-Sebastfao, Dingli, Moses.

Subs: Turner, Poku, Thomas, Mtyanda, Hutchinson.

Stansted: Whymark, Asamoah, Wilson, West, Moore, Nielsen, Preston, Olmos, Lloyd, West, Ramsey.

Subs: Sykes, Blair, Thomas, Fernandez.

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